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SLP students complete Al Maktoum College program in Scotland
Six students from the Student Leadership Program (SLP) attended a training program organized by Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland from August 7 to September 7, 2014.
The focus of the program was to challenge and expand participants' intellectual skills and approaches to provide them with the knowledge and skills required for active leadership for the 21st century.
The participating students included electrical engineering students Nada Ali Obaid, Al Anoud Al Adwan and Aisha Al Mansoori; chemical engineering students Hamda Al Qemzi and Meerah Al Mulla; and environmental sciences student Ayesha Al Hemeiri.
"When the program first started, I was timid to participate and found Scotland and the company quite overwhelming. But as time went on, I realized that I was in a welcoming environment, one where I could share my thoughts and mingle with peers from other universities confidently. To me, the whole experience was very rich and packed with valuable lessons and morals, and learning did not only come as a result of the lectures given in the Al Maktoum College. Every day was an opportunity to learn something new, whether it was about time management, or how to socialize and expand your circle of friends. Moreover, the field trips and tours provided us with information and practical knowledge that could not be taught in a lecture hall. Overall, this experience has really broadened my horizons in terms of knowledge and practical experience, but on a personal level, I feel like I know myself better as a person now than I did a month ago," said Ayesha Al Hemeiri, a fresh graduate of environmental sciences.
"Focusing on women's leadership, the Al Maktoum College Summer Program challenged students to better understand leadership and active citizenship. We are pleased with the outcomes of the program and have received rave reviews from attendees. Thanks to Al Maktoum College for their efforts and we look forward to future collaboration with them," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.